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No one day is ever the same

19th February 2017

Fran White, Project Manager on our Children and Young People’s Programme, explains why Healthy London Partnership is such an exciting place to work.

The great thing about working for Healthy London Partnership (HLP) is that no day is ever the same. As a project manager in the children and young people’s team, I have the opportunity to get involved in a range of different projects which require me to work with different people and different organisations and which constantly push me to stretch my skills and understanding.

When I started working for HLP I never thought that I would be running sessions with young people talking about their experience of accessing services whilst making jewellery, or going to Queen Mary’s University to film a YouTuber talking to students about sleep to help market our young people’s app, NHS Go. That’s an example of just some of the things I have been up to in the last week!

Although the work isn’t always that glamorous or exciting, it is always interesting.

Although the work isn’t always that glamorous or exciting, it is always interesting. The work can be complex and challenging when working across such a large system with so many stakeholders but when a stage of a project is completed it is incredibly rewarding to know that a piece of work you have done has helped to improve services for the whole of London. I was recently involved in creating and publishing a set of standards for paediatric assessment units in London, which may affect the way services are delivered and commissioned across the capital. It was challenging to get the standards right from the perspective of all the stakeholders but seeing them published was really rewarding.

it is incredibly rewarding to know that a piece of work you have done has helped to improve services for the whole of London.

There are also great opportunities to get involved in the wider work of HLP, whether that’s running a lunch and learn session for the teams, doing some research for our programme director or even writing a blog for the communications team! We’re also a pretty social bunch, going to morning raves, getting involved in Movember, going for runs in Regent’s Park and going to ukulele lessons after work. This means that if you’re new to London, as I was, it won’t take long for you to fit in and get involved in all the exciting things that are going on. Like I said no day is ever the same in HLP, and that’s why it’s such an exciting place to work!

For more information about our Children & Young People programme contact Tracy Parr, Senior Lead, at tracyparr@nhs.net

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